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  1. #61
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    Aug 2012
    SO CAL
    SDC2300, Gold Monster, Sierra Gold Trac, GB2, F19 and the Falcon
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    Heard the Chinese have dumped their placer claims in the district and split..........God bless America

  2. #62
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    Gold Tramp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Prospector View Post
    Heard the Chinese have dumped their placer claims in the district and split..........God bless America
    That doesn't change the fact Americans were the ones high graded my placer gold up the school teacher, surprised they didn't just put up a placer claim, thats how i see it's done here, placer over hardrock. God bless america.
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  3. #63
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    Gold Tramp

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    School teacher gold gone can't change how it happened, can't apologize for accusations of highrgradins it is what it is.
    Anyways back to the millins.
    Been running off n on for about three hours on the new stones will get a pic of the break-in, progress today one thing for sure there's no hopping.

    Have to bolt the shaker table down hook up plumbing reinstall my drain system to the pond and it's ready to do the finish of the break-in grind.

    The grind will be ready today I believe ? Actually have to buy some buckets mine are all dry rotted, lesson learned, pulp settling in a rotted bucket bad idea they bulge n break.

    So the pulp stays in the pan till I get up to home depot, safer that way. Been windy here the ore is drying out fast, should be back to crushing in a day or so.
    Today we start getting our stuff in order to do a memorial dig, hardrock.
    Going to try gets 6 ft deeper before I call it.
    Last chapter in the school teacher mine story, lot of memories from the old days fair bit of gold won, fair bit lost.
    Maybe we gets one more pinch for the road!

    I'm getting to old for all this diggin stuff.
    Gt....
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  4. #64
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    May 2014
    AZ
    Sweep Jig, Whippet Dry Washer, Lobo ST, 1/2 width 2 tray Gold Cube, numerous pans, rocker box, and /home made fluid bed and stream sluices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold tramp View Post
    School teacher gold gone can't change how it happened, can't apologize for accusations of highrgradins it is what it is.
    Anyways back to the millins.
    Been running off n on for about three hours on the new stones will get a pic of the break-in, progress today one thing for sure there's no hopping.

    Have to bolt the shaker table down hook up plumbing reinstall my drain system to the pond and it's ready to do the finish of the break-in grind.

    The grind will be ready today I believe ? Actually have to buy some buckets mine are all dry rotted, lesson learned, pulp settling in a rotted bucket bad idea they bulge n break.

    So the pulp stays in the pan till I get up to home depot, safer that way. Been windy here the ore is drying out fast, should be back to crushing in a day or so.
    Today we start getting our stuff in order to do a memorial dig, hardrock.
    Going to try gets 6 ft deeper before I call it.
    Last chapter in the school teacher mine story, lot of memories from the old days fair bit of gold won, fair bit lost.
    Maybe we gets one more pinch for the road!

    I'm getting to old for all this diggin stuff.
    Gt....
    You might look into getting food grade buckets. I think they are more durable than the regular buckets.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  5. #65
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    Gold Tramp

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    Break-in done, I used much water in the mix, kept my ore gritty, so I have a load that is a little chunky as the lighter stuff stayed on top.
    Give it another hour or so it's done ready to table.

    Maybe I can get my second riffle cons from my rocker box panned today, we where playing around rocking the box back when it was wet, alittle always gets past that first riffle, also it's not as exciting as the first riffle so I save to pan another day.
    See if I can get a gold pic today, I'm Gettin a few Gettin crumbs.

    Sick day today, its really nice out for prospecting.
    Couple more mill pics
    Gt......

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    The wine glass test, she's a smooth runnin machine.
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    Not even a ripple on the water.

  6. #66
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    Jan 2016
    South of Gunnison, Gold Basin
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    Let's see the gold Herb!
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  7. #67
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    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    Can only imagine how hot it is getting down there now. Stay hydrated Herb!
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    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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  8. #68
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    Gold Tramp

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    I think summer hits today, upper 90s,
    I'm riding the pine for a bit unless I can find willing help ! About 3 weeks back I was moving my equipment, had the drywasher sitin up on a boulder. On the way back to pick it up. i spyed a short cut, had set the machine up on a water fall of sorts.
    Anyways make a long story short I decided just stand on some boulders reach up pull it down save the 50 ft walk around.
    About the time I grabbed my machine foot slipped on some weeds, down I went into a pile of Boulder's drywasher coming down on my head. Minor injury's little blood. The dadgum elbow just wont get better lifting buckets n pitching rocks has aggravated it to the point I can hardly use it. And the gold shes not cooperating, did manage a small nugget it gave me a little boost dug another week, but pain has its way of slowing one down!

    So hauled the equipment off the mnt and takin a break from placer for a bit. got some repair to do to the dadgum screen on my hopper, bad install at the factory see pic.

    We may start back at millin I think my arm can handle the job, gotta keep the yeller coming in no matter how little it is. The ore is all dry now, stones are broke in so we can move the power plant back over to the crusher start the process over again. I think we are working on the last run at Claudette mill.

    Anyways here's a couple pics, got enough yeller gets me a little grubstake, keep me in food n fuel for the next prospecting trip.
    Maybe this time I find one Dowie hasn't beat me to the dig.
    Hope all are enjoying spring and a little gold.
    Gt........

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    Fasteners missed there mark ?
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    Managed a bit of yeller.
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  9. #69
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    Gold Tramp

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    Back at the crusher again, got the power plant moved over n hooked up, lubed the crusher up good, started crushing for a few, the old arm won't take to much it's still heavy work, I have to use a pike to keep the rock flowing in the jaw or you get a jam up so it's aggravating the wound.
    Beings I'm wounded I can afford some time on the computer to annoy youall with my minin geberish

    Got pretty warm today, between my elbow and the 90 degrees i was able to manage half a day crushing, only have a few weeks crushing left before everything is finaly gone, unless I can find another source of ore worthy of minin, my memorial dig for Joey will be the last hard rock dig, we are done.


    I got some placer I can do but its all heavy diggin, probably poke around bleepin a bit, I only got so much ground I have permissions to work that has bleepable gold.
    Im still gonna put an honest effort into finding a meteorite there's a lot of area close by for me to search.

    Will still do my thing on here till the smelting is done don't want to leave youall hanging on the last bit from the Ramblings of a desert gold tramp.

    While I'm thinkin about it,
    Keep forgetting to thank Mine Lab Dukes for the jaw crusher thanks buddy.
    Can't forget the Texans that supplied my eye protection for the last few years my eyes appreciated it much thanks..


    Anyways here's some more pics for you armchair prospectors, it's mill stuff but still gets the mining juices flowing in some folks.
    Hope you enjoy.
    Gt....
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    Lube points on jaw I know it's messy !!!

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    Unit moved over ready to make the connection.
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    Close up of the connection.

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    Give an idea of how far it is to move the power to the crusher, 12 ft.

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    Power plant, 1941 dodge made in USA
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  10. #70
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    Gold Tramp

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    Same old stuff at the mill kinda boring, culling n crushing is the daily grind, get the last of this ore crushed we can start working on the actuall grind

    I like to get the crushed ore stockpiled for grinding that way when I get my first arrastra run in the buckets we can also be grinding again as we finish ( table ) our ore, it's more productive.

    When I get pulp tabled off and start building up our cons, I can get the amalgamator running also.
    Just make amalgam buckets.
    That way I can handle all the cons at once, makes it easy on a tramp.
    One cleanup one smelt.

    Had my stock pile out in the back it's been there long enough that its now partially covered with blow sand, stuffs a pain to deal with, it really diluted the pile and is most likely going to be hard to table, hope it grinds in the arrastra but I have my doubts.
    Anyways it's a tabling thing something else to try to hang on to your values, pyrites are bad enough to deal with.

    So with my injury I gets the smart end of the jaw crusher to work, no heavy stuff just keep the ore flowing into the bucket, on the look out for the occasional grease nugget, anyways here's a couple more mill shots, some might be repeats but I do a lot of that, dig ,crush ,sift it's the same in hardrock as placer.

    If my arm keeps feeling this good I can get back out for a trial run at drywashin here soon maybe this week coming up, I like millin but dadgum the best weather is right now. soon it will be so bloody hot that nothing is going to be very fun. Heat has its way of making it just work, add some bees into the mix it really gets interesting.

    Will be holding off on any drilling or jackhammer work for at least a month, i know my arm won't handle the vibration, so my memorial dig is just a vision right now, wanted to use it as my last chapter. Have to wait n see till then we got millin to do.

    Gt......

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    Jam ups happen small pike does the trick.
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    The smart end of the Burford !

  11. #71
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    Gold Tramp

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    Ended up getting out for a day placerin, the arm lasted about 20 buckets, wasn't the drywashins that did me in but the rock throwout.
    Did some bleepin, those black rocks drive me nuts after an hour or so I have to quit, managed some lead, I have now been on a skunk detecting 5 months !
    Had my bleeper with me n spyed a piece, found a wee bit washin dirt with my old rocker box back when it was to wet for the dry workins.
    My drywashins has been most productive for me, not alot of weight but this is the Dale, for those that havnt been here you have to work to find any gold, or overgraze with your bleeper, even that's hard these days.

    Did the switch up at camp, it's warm enough for me I don't need a tent to keep my old bones warmed up. so just a bed roll in the dirt open heavens to gaze upon, moon is really bright makes it hard to sleep, everything thing wild is mating and night time is alive in the desert here.
    Don't have much but rocks out here so wildlife is much enjoyed.

    Back here at the mill I cleaned up my panning station next to the crusher it's where I do my placer cons and test pans,
    when im crushing I grab a small pan sample from each bucket going to the stock pile, kinda gives me an idea of what I'm lookin at size and amount of values.

    Anyways when I placer pan I don't do any classifying other than the grizzly on my drywasher, so I'm fast panning I save all the throw out tales till it's heaped up, then I can run across the table grab the stuff I missed, you panners know what I'm talking about.

    Here's a couple pics for you armchair chair guys, pan of lead n crumbs, also classifying screen from bucket of crushed material. My tail cons pile is from the season since Nov, it's about to over flow same for the hardrock tails in the round pan heck I'm runnin out of containers.

    Still crushing n culling ore, the classifiers get used here, it kinda slows down my old crusher if I run a lot of fine stuff in the crush so I run across the screen take it down 1/8, just makes it easier, also gives one more chance to pick out any thing that will dilute my final take. Let's face it we are down to the skinny on this ore. and the gold shes mighty fine.

    Gt...

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    Panning station half clean !

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    Cull n classify
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  12. #72
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    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    Some nice looking pickers in that pan....

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    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  13. #73
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    Gold Tramp

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    Not much to update.
    Just been bleepin n prospectin with my drywasher nothin big. still gettin some crumbs.
    I said it before you got to work at it to get the yellow in hand out here in my district.

    No real gold story more work than anything else. Throwin out rocks n washin the dirt with my little keene handcrank drywasher also moved some small boulders.

    Got some hardface to do on the crusher so we shut down till i can geter done. The field work of hikin n diggin takes alot out of a guy so im not in a real hurry to do the extra stuff here at the mill.

    Seems like i just did the hardface. time flys when your havin fun and we crushed a heck of alot hard rock last run. That and im not real good at the metal burning. Probably used the wrong rod but it goter done.

    When i do the jaw removal i think it will be time to check on the shaft bearing. Its babbit material. So we see if it needs a redo. Im thinkin its going to be kinda fun try my hand at makin a bearing.

    Anyways will get pics of the bearing n shaft for you armchair guys to chk out And a couple pics of work in the field. maybe a riffle tray shot with yellow in it. If it happens.

    Today we have to take off from the minin and work in the garden nice change but still diggin and bendin over oh the back pain.

    Thks Dizz for fixin the pan pic wish it was more gold in it.

    Gt.....

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    Buggin
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